Dinner ready in 25 minutes! Serve your family with this delicious chicken and couscous salad – perfect if you love Middle Eastern cuisine.
box (10 oz) couscous
cups chopped cooked chicken
medium carrots, finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
medium red bell pepper, finely chopped (1 cup)
cup chopped fresh chives
cup fresh lemon juice
cup grated Parmesan cheese
cup olive or vegetable oil
Prepare couscous according to package directions.
In large serving bowl, mix chicken, carrot, bell pepper and chives. Add cooked couscous; fluff with fork until well mixed. Cool slightly.
In tightly covered container, shake all dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.
If you’re going to make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator, you may need to add a little bit more olive oil and/or lemon juice when ready to serve. When made ahead, the couscous will absorb these ingredients over time.
Chopped chives add a fresh touch to this salad. For a little more “zing,” substitute chopped green onions.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
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- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.